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gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
reply to Harddrive

Re: [SNOW] The Winter 2012/2013 Thread

said by Harddrive:

Do they make some kind of protective cab/enclosure for the rider?

Craftsman makes one for my ride ($300), but I make do with a moto helmet...saving my money for beer...




gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
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Anyone recall the discussion we had a couple years ago regarding roof rakes? I can't seem to find it now. There was a company out in the Midwest that made a clever rake, one that slid under the snow and let it fall back across some plastic.

I swore two years ago I'd buy one once the demand subsided, but like all good intentions I forgot about it. Now it's forefront in my mind I want to order one for the future.



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
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And a final note before I go outside and start working again...please take some time today to clear your roof as much as possible.

We are expecting rains tomorrow, freezing rain early. Today, while sunny, is not going to get warm enough to drop that stuff down. All that snow on your roof is going to absorb that moisture and everything will get a lot heavier. Our homes, if built to code *should* withstand it short-term, but there's no real reason you should go outside today in the sun and attack that stuff as much as you reasonably - and safely - can.

- GA



Harddrive
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Have you heard the rumor of another major storm on Thursday/Friday? Two storms colliding again.



gregamy

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Yup. Right now it's nowhere near as certain as this storm was, four days prior to it. Only one model (GFS) is showing another hit (but much lighter), other models (inc. the Euro, which recently has been the good one) are indicating it moves out to sea and we get nothing.

I don't think if we get anything at all that it will be NEAR like this last one.

Just walked outside and looked at my roof. Ugh.



DrStrange
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I interpreted that possibility in the long-range GFS model last week. The current GFS has something off the coast Thursday and something from the Great Lakes on Friday-Saturday, neither one looking like a big deal. While I'm trying to remember exactly what the monster that just buried us looked like in the GFS models last weekend, I'm sure it was equally unimpressive.

We'll have to keep an eye on the Euro model today and tomorrow, since that's the one that saw the blizzard first. The GFS didn't agree with the Euro until mid-week.


bennor
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said by gregamy:

Anyone recall the discussion we had a couple years ago regarding roof rakes? I can't seem to find it now. There was a company out in the Midwest that made a clever rake, one that slid under the snow and let it fall back across some plastic.

I swore two years ago I'd buy one once the demand subsided, but like all good intentions I forgot about it. Now it's forefront in my mind I want to order one for the future.

I remember that thread. There was a run on them that year, and people were running around in a panic trying to find stores that carried them.

Looks like it will be days before some are plowed out.

Darknessfall
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2 edits

I hope everyone is doing ok.



gregamy

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Found it. Ah, the good ole days...

»Snow - Roof Rake with wheels

Say, where in the heck is Glenn...?



gregamy

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Finally free!! One of our neighbors brought a very huge bulldozer and bulldozed the whole street lol. Still slippery since it wasn't plowed but good enough till or if they come.

Still waiting for the town to plow our road..... tick tock

All the other roads around us have been cleared by the town except for ours.



SwedishRider
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Just a friendly reminder to anyone who has propane, make sure the discharge point of your primary and secondary regulators are cleared of snow. It will affect performance and be a potential danger in the unlikely event of a regulator failure.

For underground tanks, make sure the tank has been uncovered, both for delivery purposes as well as to make sure the regulator has proper ventilation. Given the rain and freezing we'll see... best to do it before it's covered in a complete sheet of feet-thick ice!



gregamy

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Ok, you caught my attention. I have a 120-gallon tank outside my garage...what am I looking for? Just that everything inside that hinged lid is clear?



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Close up of the bottom side of a regulator. Make sure the screen is in place and nothing is blocking it.
In your case (which is a single stage system), yes, that's all you need to do. For larger systems, you want to make sure the vent discharge point is clear for both primary (at the tank) and secondary (at the house) regulators.

If snow freezes and air can't get in there, serious pressure distortions can occur and it can overpressurize or underpressurize the system. Worst case scenario is if the regulator completely fails, it has nowhere to dump the excess pressure... and can lead to a dangerous situation. Malloy always says to check your side discharge furnace vents, but for a propane system... this is just as important.


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All set. We had to do some poking around the yard to find the tank cover. Ended up digging it out twice but it's all set. Still at 45% left in the tank. Hoping to get through until spring before we need a fill.
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SwedishRider
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said by meskinct:

All set. We had to do some poking around the yard to find the tank cover. Ended up digging it out twice but it's all set. Still at 45% left in the tank. Hoping to get through until spring before we need a fill.

Good deal. You should be fine really. That's 450 gallons in there. Barring some weird anomaly, you should be able to make the rest of the winter and still have the minimum 20% in there.


SwedishRider
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Just for the record, I want everybody to know that I have kept my snow thrower on my Rider since the blizzard and intend to keep it on there until probably May.

Having said that... a "major disturbance" may be in the works for this weekend (Feb 16-17). Euro and GFS models are both seeing it as a big one: »www.wxedge.com/articles/20130211···ore_snow



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tito
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According to Fox 61, latest computer models show this storm just brushing the area with a couple inches at the most. Hope that track continues! We don't need anymore 3@#%! snow!!!!!


bennor
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Another storm brewing for this weekend?


orion940
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Oh boy!! More never before seen pictures!!

O.
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tito
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Supposed to be mostly (if not totally rain) for my area, which is fine by me! I have definitely had enough Winter!



tito
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No kidding, Orion! I've learned to just skip over the pics, I can't be bothered anymore. I see enough of that crap by looking out the window after a storm.



gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT
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I have to admit, I looked long and hard at removing the blower off the tractor last Sunday. But I didn't, so this week is not my fault.



Harddrive
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You thought about it. That was enough.



SwedishRider
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For the record, the snow thrower is still on my Rider, and I didn't even think about swapping it over to the mower deck!!!



gregamy

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reply to Harddrive

said by Harddrive:

You thought about it. That was enough.

Hey, no fair! C'mon, admit it: you looked at yours, too...


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gregamy

join:2003-05-22
Middletown, CT

1PM accumulation forecast, through 60 hours. These numbers are QPF, liquid equivalent; multiple by 10-15 for heavier snows to get accumulation:

BOS: 2.00"+
ORH: 1.25"
KGAY: 1.50"
BDL: 0.80"
PVD: 1.75"
PYM/TAN: 2.50"
ASH/PSM: 1.25"
MPM: 0.80"
TOL: 0.90"



tito
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Another BUST so far in my area. Oh, darn!

Loving those 50s next week! Hopefully this is it for Winter!